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How the Military Uses Flags:
The United States Flag is known as a symbol of freedom and unity in America. Throughout the years, the flag has evolved into the familiar icon that it is today; complete with 13 stripes and 50 stars. Although the American flag is used to represent the history of the country and the fundamentals it was founded upon, there are also a variety of ways that the United States armed forces utilize not only the American flag but other types of flags in order communicate, commemorate, pay their respects to fallen soldiers and much more. These symbols play an important role in a variety of circumstances within the operations of the United States military.